With the Clinchfield having been shutdown for a couple of months now, the newly routed coal trains are becoming more evident on the RF&P. The one seen most often is this, T315, seen here sweeping ... (more)
Southbound CSX Q409 approaches Brooke, VA on April 7, 2000, led by SD60I No. 8734, still in Conrail blue. Equipped with compatible Automatic Train Control, the former Conrail SD60Ms and SD60Is we... (more)
Southbound Amtrak P053, the "Auto Train," swings around a curve at Brooke, VA on March 26, 2000, led by P40DC No. 840.
Northbound Amtrak P052, the "Auto Train," passes the Virginia Railway Express station at Brooke, VA on March 26, 2000. I must admit that I had a thing for Amtrak's Phase IV paint scheme and made ... (more)
Southbound VRE Train P301 swings through one of the curves at Brooke, VA on April 7, 2000, led by RP39-2C V09. Another RP39-2C trails on the rear of the short train.
One of the popular Amtrak heritage units leads train 95 across the Aquia Creek Bridge north of Brooke, VA. The commoners get a chance to view the leisure class in the marina.
There is a bit of the past and the future in this photograph. In the background is the boom of RF&P Acca wreck derrick No. 1 working to clear a derailment at Brooke, VA on Sept. 25, 1976. Wreck ... (more)
Some people may remember yellow and white dots on freight cars, applied in the late 1970's, to identify whether or not the car had a certain type of wheel suspected of causing derailments. Specif... (more)
On the evening of Sept. 24, 1976, as RF&P manifest No. 110 worked its way north, a wheel began of disintegrate on a SCL boxcar. It began around Dahlgren Junction (MP 61.1) and by the time the car... (more)
Southbound "Silver Star"
A very shiny ex-Amtrak F40 wearing VRE livery leads the first afternoon trainset to Fredericksburg, southbound in the station at Brooke.
A northbound Amtrak train sweeps through the VRE commuter station on a Sunday afternoon at trackspeed headed towards Washington, D.C. on 02-22-04.
Southbound R175 on the RF&P at Brooke